Poll: Most Republicans Doubt Legitimacy of Biden’s Win
Nearly three-quarters of Republicans doubt the legitimacy of President Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election, according to a new poll from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Seventy-one percent of GOP respondents said they don’t believe Biden was rightfully elected. According to the poll, 25% of Republicans said Biden’s win was “probably not legitimate,” and 46% said it was “definitely not legitimate.”
Only 6% of Republicans said Biden is definitely the rightful winner, while 15% said he “probably” is.
Overall, 58% of Americans trust that the election results were legitimate — including 91% of Democrats and 54% of independents.
“Given the continued questioning of Biden’s victory by prominent Republican elected officials, conservative media personalities and former President Trump, it is no surprise that 7 in 10 Republicans, conservatives and Trump voters view the results of the 2020 election with skepticism, if not outright disbelief,” said Tatishe Nteta, an associate professor of political science at UMass Amherst and the poll’s director.
The UMass Amherst poll was conducted by YouGov from Dec. 14-20 and is based on responses from 1,000 people nationwide. It has a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points.